Far North Vietnam Adventure Tour

Spirit of Mountain will take you to the most isolated but also very beautiful area to the Far North of Vietnam where you can see lots of different hill tribes. Mostly untouched by tourists, you will have great chances to discover great nature, scenery as well as hospitable hill tribe people on the trip.

Destinations: Hanoi – Duong Lam – Nghia Lo – Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen – Sapa – Muong Khuong – Bac Ha – Xin Man – Hoang Su Phi – Ha Giang – Pho Bang – Dong Van – Meo Vac – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Ba Be National Park

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Far North Vietnam Adventure Tour
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DAY 1: HANOI – DUONG LAM – NGHIA LO

Morning we will take one hour drive to Tay Phuong, one of ten most beautiful pagodas in Vietnam. Located on the top of the hill, this pagoda is very famous about the collection of Buddha and Arhat statues from 17th century and great architecture. Then take 45 minutes bike ride the rural area around Pagoda through green rice field, local villages. It will be the great chances for you to discover the daily life activities in the Red River Delta, interact to local people and feel the real atmosphere of rural area. After that, back to the car for driving to the ancient village of Duong Lam, the place so called “Hoi An of the Red River Delta” as still preserve many hundred-year-old houses. It will be your unique experience as you walk along tiny ancient alleys, visit Communal House in Mong Phu hamlet – the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact, dedicated to national heroes. Enjoy the great home hosted lunch in traditional atmosphere in the most beautiful ancient house in the village of Mr. Huyen then driving up to Nghia Lo. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of mountain area along the way. We can stop to visit the village of Thai and Mong people along the way before arriving to Nghia Lo.

Meals: Lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Nghia Lo

DAY 2: NGHIA LO – MU CANG CHAI –THAN UYEN – SAPA

Today we take a long but very scenic drive from Nghia Lo to Sa Pa. Enjoy the peaceful green rice field of Tu Le, great scenery of terrace rice field at Mu Cang Chai, spectacular view of Hoang Lien Son Mountain range in the beautiful drive from Than Uyen over Tram Ton Pass to Sapa. Upon arrival, check in your hotel in Sa Pa. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

DAY 3: SAPA – MUONG KHUONG MARKET – BAC HA

In the morning we will take 2.5 hours drive to visit Muong Khuong – very authentic weekend market in the North West. The market still keeping very original character of weekend market in the mountain area with many difference hill tribes people there on Sunday morning. After lunch, drive from Muong Khuong to Bac Ha on very beautiful hidden road along Chay river, that have not been popular by tourist. Arrive to Bac Ha in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Bac Ha

DAY 4: BAC HA – XIN MAN –HOANG SU PHI – BAC QUANG – HA GIANG

In this morning, you will take an off road but very interesting from Bac Ha to Xin Man. You will hardly seeing another traveler on this road but scenery is outstanding. Then drive to Hoang Su Phi, where you will have a chance to admire one of the greatest terrace rice fields in Vietnam. There are many photos stop along this beautiful drive. Arrive to Ha Giang in the late afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Giang

DAY 5: HA GIANG – PHO BANG – DONG VAN

This morning we have an option to take early drive to visit Nong lake. Located about 20 kms from the town, this lake was describes as the beautiful eye of mountain area in Ha Giang. After rafting on the lake for great picture of water and tree on the lake we will drive back to Ha Giang for breakfast before driving to Quan Ba Heaven Gate, where you can stop for the great pictures of impressive twin mountain there. Keep driving to Yen Minh with spectacular scenery along the way. Lunch at Yen Minh then driving to Pho Bang, the charming town of Vietnamese and Chinese people located right on the border between Vietnam and China. The town still remains the great character with very hospitable people. Then visit the impressive house of Mong King before driving to Dong Van, where we will see our most unique stone plateau. Afternoon you can take a walk to the old street of Dong Van, where you still can find hundred year old house made from clay that hospitable local people still living there. It could be one of memorable moment on this trip.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Dong Van

DAY 6: DONG VAN – MEO VAC – CAO BANG

On this day, we can visit Dong Van Market before driving to Meo Vac known as the cradle of the Blue H’mong & Lo Lo, who are mainly living on the hill-sides and working on terraces. One of the highlight for the trip today is great drive to conquer Ma Pi Leng, the breathtaking pass with great scenery can be viewed from the top of the pass. After visit Meo Vac, we will leave to Cao Bang along the beautiful plateau with great rock formation. Take the impressive drive on the new road from Meo Vac to Bao Lac along Nho Que river. Arrive to Cao Bang in the late afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Cao Bang

DAY 7: CAO BANG – BAN GIOC – CAO BANG

We will start our trip early today to Ban Gioc waterfall, the most tranquil waterfall in Vietnam via the scenic pass of Ma Phuc. Arrive to Ban Gioc before it will be crowded by the other tourists. After having great time to visit and taking picture at Ban Gioc, transfer to Nguom Ngao Grotto. Take a short trek to Visit Nguom Ngao Grotto, one of the nicest grottoes in the North-East of Vietnam. Then we drive back to Cao Bang. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Cao Bang

DAY 8: CAO BANG – BA BE

This morning we will drive to Ba Be. The roads are very bumpy and zigzagging, but the spectacular mountainous landscapes with undulating terrace rice field and hill villages make our hardship all worthwhile. Upon arrival Ba Be National Park, take a boat trip around this famous lake then experience home stay in house on stilts of Tay people in Ba Be.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay at Tay Village

DAY 9: BABE LAKE – HANOI

In the morning, we will have some free time to wander around the village before driving back to Hanoi. On the way back visit Ethnology Museum in Thai Nguyen. Arrive back to Hanoi in late afternoon. End of 9-Day Far North Vietnam Adventure Tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Cao Bang

End of Services

Services included:

• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Accommodation at hotel & house on stilt in village.
• Meals as indicated
• English speaking guide
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• Boat trips
• Waters and cool towels on the van.

Services excluded:

• Other meals, tip, drinks, international flights & airport tax, single room, personal expenses, insurance…

Remarks:

• The tour prices are subject to change during Christmas and New Year Eve (24 and 30 Dec)

Price per person in US$
Valid till 31 December 2015 (subject to change on 24 Dec and 31 Dec)
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2 participants  1430
3-4 participants  1105
5-6 participants  847
7-8 participants  814
Single Supplement 133
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Beautiful drive in great scenery in the whole trip, beautiful weekly market on the way, terrace rice field in Mu Cang Chai and Hoang Su Phi that have been recognized as national heritage of Vietnam in 2007, Noong Lake at Ha Giang, charming town of Pho Bang, breathtaking pass of Ma Pi Leng, Dong Van and Meo Vac town, beautiful Ban Gioc waterfall and Nguom Ngao Grotto. Peaceful boat trip in Ba Be Lake and home stay in house on stilts of Tay people there.

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